Q. The terms “palli, nagla and dhani” are associated with which of the following?

[A] Wetland agriculture

[B] Human settlements

[C] Nomadic Tribalu2019s welfare

[D] Traditional water conservation

Answer: B

Explanation: Sometimes settlement is fragmented into several units physically separated from each other bearing a common name.

  • These units are locally called panna, para, palli, nagla, dhani, etc. in various parts of the country.
  • This segmentation of a large village is often motivated by social and ethnic factors.
  • Such villages are more frequently found in the middle and lower Ganga plain, Chhattisgarh and lower valleys of the Himalayas.

Source: NCERT – India People & Economy